Pennsylvania is the second largest producer of natural gas and the third largest producer of coal in the nation. These industries provide family-sustaining jobs, keep energy prices low for consumers, and inject billions of dollars into the local, state, and national economies. Importantly, domestic energy production enhances national security by ensuring we are not forced to rely on foreign nations to heat our homes and charge our cell phones. As a member of the House Energy Action Team, I am on the front lines fighting against radical proposals that would kill our coal, oil, and natural gas industries and the family-sustaining jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania that go with them. As our nation moves towards energy independence, I will continue to support measures that lower electricity costs for Pennsylvania families, create jobs for hardworking Americans, and responsibly reduce our nation’s emissions.
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WASHINGTON, PA – Today, U.S. Representatives Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced the Plugging Orphan Wells and Environmental Restoration (POWER) Act. The bill would reauthorize the federal orphan well remediation program under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for five years at $50 million per year.
WASHINGTON, PA – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced two final rules for the oil and natural gas industry that removes ineffective and duplicative requirements while streamlining others. He made this announcement at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Mark W. Menezes, U.S. Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14), and EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) launched the Congressional Critical Materials Caucus to help the United States develop the technical expertise and production capabilities to assure a long-term, secure and sustainable supply of energy critical elements (ECEs).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) voted for two measures - H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865 – to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020. Federal government funding is currently set to expire at midnight on Friday. Both measures passed the House by strong, bipartisan votes and now head to the Senate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) released the following statement on joining President Trump at the Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Congressman Reschenthaler is traveling on Air Force One to attend the event with the president.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) led two delegations of House Energy Action Team (HEAT) members to visit the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota on Monday, and a natural gas extraction, production, and processing facility in Pennsylvania last Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) released the following statement on President Trump’s Affordable Clean Energy rule:
“I applaud President Trump for investing in American jobs and protecting our national security by putting a stop to the Obama-era war on coal. The new ACE rule will replace the Obama Administration’s disastrous and unconstitutional Clean Power Plan and return power to the states to craft innovative emissions reduction plans that save jobs.